Ratings: Clinton’s speech finished behind football, had virtually same amount of viewers as Paul Ryan’s speech; Update: New numbers show bigger ratings for Clinton

posted at 6:01 pm on September 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Philip Klein, help me figure something out. The whole point of sending Clinton out there was because he can reach white working-class voters in a way that virtually no one else in the current Democratic Party can, right? Okay, then … why on earth would you schedule him opposite something lots and lots of white working-class voters, especially men, have been looking forward to for months? Wasn’t the painfully obvious smart move here to put Clinton on Tuesday night, when he’d have TV viewers’ undivided attention, and then switch FLOTUS to Wednesday night, since her target audience was women anyway?

What am I missing here?

In the 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. block, roughly 20 million people watched Clinton’s speech on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, according to CNN’s release of the Nielsen fast nationals. 4.6 million people watched ABC, 4.5 million watched MSNBC, 4.4 million watched CBS, 4.3 million watched CNN, and just over 3 million watched Fox News.

Paul Ryan’s speech also drew roughly 20 million viewers. The Giants/Cowboys game last night drew 23.9 million, while Michelle Obama’s speech on Tuesday drew … 26.2 million. That’s a lot of undecideds who could have watched Bubba’s substantive pitch for a second term of Hopenchange dreck but instead got stuck with FLOTUS’s “he’s trying really hard and cares a lot” soft sell. I can’t imagine what Democratic schedulers were thinking. They’ve already got the women’s vote locked up; why not give Clinton the bigger spotlight to see what he could do with the rest of the electorate? As it is, anyone who skipped the game so that they could watch him is already likely so committed to one side or the other that they’re not switching their vote based on what he said. Baffling.

By the way, have we had any posts yet on the amount of media slobber after Clinton’s speech? Rick Klein’s prose poem on Twitter is tough to top, but the embarrassing eroticism of the intro to this op-ed might well have done it. As I get older, I find the over-the-top excitement among political junkies for convention speeches harder and harder to understand. It’s Bill Clinton. He got elected president twice and maintains a high favorable rating to this day. He knows how to give a speech. Makes me wonder how much of the reaction was really about Clinton and how much of it was liberals feasting on effective rhetoric after being starved of it for four years. In that case, eat up, guys. It’s breadcrumbs for dinner again tonight. Click the image to watch.

Update: Politico’s Keach Hagey has new numbers from Nielsen. I shouldn’t have underestimated the power of the Bubba:

Obviously good news for Democrats but the point above stands. If this is the guy you wanted everyone to watch, why not put him on when everyone could watch? If his numbers were 25 million head to head with the NFL — which are still lower than Michelle Obama’s — what might they have been on Tuesday night without the competition?


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The numbers do not tell the whole story most of the people who watched Clinton or Obama are devotees, Ryan and Romney on the other hand were hitting more new faces.

rob verdi on September 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I am sorry, did one of those guys in that clip call Obama an alpha male?

earlgrey133 on September 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Clinton to Mars: “You might want to put some ice on that.”

/

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Matthews is creepy.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

A lot of conservatives were watching DNC because we are fired up,too. But if GOP wants to reach new faces, they should saturate the market with this video at The Morning Spew: Honey, You Didn’t Build That. It’s potent and speaks to a younger demographic. Plus, it’s laugh-out-loud.

bloggless on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

The VMAs are tonight. They should be over by Obama’s speech, but it’s a gamble that the audience will change the channel. Obama needs to reenergize the youth vote, so the timing of this is also peculiar.

YYZ on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

because that party is run by chicks and sissy boys. beta males i mean. sorry AP. didnt mean to offend.

t8stlikchkn on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

dry ice. its cold there.

t8stlikchkn on September 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM

MTV Music Awards tonight at 8pm with an immediate encore presentation right afterward. Pretty sure that will mess Obama up.

ButterflyDragon on September 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I watched Clinton’s speech. It was shockingly dull and ineffective. He did not make the case for Obama’s reelection. The Dems are in trouble. All they can do is make excuses for the failed Obama presidency.

bluegill on September 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

And now that it’s over, Clinton can go back to ‘accidentally’ undermining Obama some more.

forest on September 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Oloser looks pissed in that picture.

karenhasfreedom on September 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

This is what baffles me. Clinton, putting his brand on the line, for a guy that he can’t stand. And clearly – he damaged it. He is no more popular than the guy running for Veep on the GOP ticket.

So – if a Dem want sto tell you Clinton is still a star in the party (after getting less than 80% of the eyes that Mooch got the night before), they have to acknowledge that Paul Ryan shines equally as bright, which will be like passing a kidney stone to them.

I am convinced they offered to let Billy Jeff insert Sandy Fluke’s government-issued-IUD as a condition of getting him to Charlotte. Sex is the only thing that would detour him into a poor political choice.

CycloneCDB on September 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The pundits have to create a story. They need a comeback, a great speech or whatever to drum up interest and justify their own existence. I’ve quit watching and reading most of them. Do these guys shacked up in DC or Manhattan have any better idea what’s going on in the hearts and minds of Americans than any you or I do? No. They are employed only because they can string together words into sentences well enough for people to pay them to do it. That is all.

Mark1971 on September 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I watched about 15-20 minutes of Clenis and began to feel my supper coming up so I went back to the game. I clicked back long enough to hear him harp about no details about closing loopholes in the GOP tax plan and laughed since we haven’t seen a budget in over three years.

DanMa’am hates the guy and kept clicking back out of curiousity and laughed at anybody hanging around for the end of it. She felt drawn back to the 90′s as well.

Pitiful that a serial prevert is the top of their party but with contracepton and abortion as their main issue it makes sense.

DanMan on September 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

The VMAs are tonight. They should be over by Obama’s speech, but it’s a gamble that the audience will change the channel. Obama needs to reenergize the youth vote, so the timing of this is also peculiar.

YYZ on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Not to worry there will probably be a comparable amount of Obama fluffing happening at the VMAs as there is at the DNC.

Kataklysmic on September 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

The VMAs are tonight. They should be over by Obama’s speech, but it’s a gamble that the audience will change the channel. Obama needs to reenergize the youth vote, so the timing of this is also peculiar.

YYZ on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

YOur messiah and his people aren’t very bright.

tom daschle concerned on September 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

The Democrat Convention is on live on CSPAN.org now.

Here are the upcoming speakers for the rest of this hour:

Live Performance
Mary J. BligeSinger/Songwriter

Remarks
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman SchultzChair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida
The Honorable Antonio R. VillaraigosaChair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
The Honorable Tammy BaldwinCandidate for US Senate, Wisconsin
Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin
The Honorable Michael NutterMayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

American Voices Remarks
Zach Wahls

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/09/06/thursdays-democratic-convention-schedule/

wren on September 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I haven’t been paying attention… has or will Biden speak at the convention?

behiker on September 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I Am listening to rush 24/7. He has been excoriating the entire DNC evening last night.

karenhasfreedom on September 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM

He sent Hillary to China and went to the convention to chase tail.

Tater Salad on September 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Allah, it is completely unfair for you to comment on Clinton’s speech before he finishes it. I hear he will wrap it up any minute now…

radjah shelduck on September 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Who wants to bet Biden goes off script and let’s it fly?

Tater Salad on September 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz

That is not a word oft used to describe her.

CycloneCDB on September 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I’ll be watching reruns of Storage Wars tonight.

Tater Salad on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I haven’t been paying attention… has or will Biden speak at the convention?

behiker on September 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Has not spoken yet.

Also interested, will he speak? Will it be on primetime?

OR —-> LAST MINUTE SURPRISE VP?!

El_Terrible on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Makes you wonder what it’s like in the Matthews’ household with all the tingles, civil liberty screams, spittle and outer space fantasies. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Matthews.

sherry on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Who wants to bet Biden goes off script and let’s it fly?

Tater Salad on September 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Almost worth tuning in for. But – it’s not.

CycloneCDB on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Mr. Clinton…I knew James T. Kirk as the Original man to ‘Just know how to do it with a Martians’
James T Kirk was a frequent guest in my home through TV…
and Mr. Clinton; you are no James T Kirk!

lwssdd on September 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I thought these ratings were interesting. Michelle Obama and Ann Romney had about the same ratings, if I read this correctly…and both conventions saw a decline in overall viewership.

He got elected president twice and maintains a high favorable rating to this day. He knows how to give a speech. Makes me wonder how much of the reaction was really about Clinton and how much of it was liberals feasting on effective rhetoric after being starved of it for four years.

Clinton carried about 43% of the vote in those two elections..if not for Ross Perot he would not have managed it.

I think some of his ratings come from the fact that it was the 90s and people remember that time with some nostalgia..notice how presidents always do better the longer they are out of office.

Terrye on September 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM

You think young Americans are as enthused about BJ as the media and true believers? They saw a pasty old man with a W.C. Fields nose who droned on and on.

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

He sent Hillary to China and went to the convention to chase tail.

Tater Salad on September 6, 2012 at 6:16 PM

After watching the spit fly and Slick Willies shaky hands last night, I think his chasing tail days are over.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I watched Dirty Jobs, Big Brother, American Restorers, etc. Sorry, can’t stomach these aristocrats. Won’t be watching them tonight either. I’d like to keep my dinner down and with Biden speaking that might be impossible.

scalleywag on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Bubba’s last ride: Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! You cursed brats! Look what you’ve done!! I’m melting, melting, Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world, Who would have thought that some little TEA Party like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness, OHHHHHHH!!! NO!!! I’m going…ohhhhhhh..ohhhhhhhhhhhhh….

Wicked old liberals never die, they just slowly fade away, fading, fading…

Speakup on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Okay, then … why on earth would you schedule him opposite something lots and lots of white working-class voters, especially men, have been looking forward to for months?

Allahpundit… Do the words narcissism or arrogance mean anything to you? No we do not all belong to the government, some of us still belong to football and beer…

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Has not spoken yet.

Also interested, will he speak? Will it be on primetime?

OR —-> LAST MINUTE SURPRISE VP?!

El_Terrible on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

CSPAN estimates that VP Biden will speak at 9:25 pm EST

wren on September 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM

BREAKING: DWS insists Clinton did not deliver convention speech.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Billy Jeff – he’s such a prolific rapist he would even rape extra-terrestrials?

If you are a liberal this is some kind of compliment apparently.

Um….

CorporatePiggy on September 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

OR —-> LAST MINUTE SURPRISE VP?!

El_Terrible on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Right after Joe suffers an unfortunate and unexpected heart attack?

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Do Martians reproduce orally?

BL@KBIRD on September 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

El_Terrible on September 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Thanks… this is making me wonder if this is a set up. Is Biden too “ill” to attend the convention? Will he resign soon? Has a VP candidate ever NOT spoken at a convention?

behiker on September 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Yankees vs Orioles 6:00 PM CDT MLB network
A NY loss makes things veddy, veddy interesting.

a capella on September 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I read somewhere that the Cowboys-Giants game was actually moved from Thursday, so it wouldn’t conflict with Obama’s speech.

Chris Matthews deserves an award as the most ridiculous commentator in the media covering the two conventions. I truly believe he has lost it.

TarheelBen on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Wicked old liberals never die, they just slowly fade away, fading, fading… smell that way

Speakup on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

FTFY

VegasRick on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Ratings: Clinton’s speech finished behind football, had virtually same amount of viewers as Paul Ryan’s speech

So what. Are you really that childish?

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Excuse me. Why this?

Durbin Replaces Biden As Prime Time DNC Speaker, Will Introduce Obama…

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

…because Durbin’s a BIGGER azzhole than Biteme…and I think their goal is to get ‘progressively’ worse… and save the ‘BIGGEST’ for last!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Paul Ryan’s speech also drew roughly 20 million viewers. The Giants/Cowboys game last night drew 23.9 million, while Michelle Obama’s speech on Tuesday drew … 26.2 million. That’s a lot of undecideds who could have watched Bubba’s substantive pitch for a second term of Hopenchange dreck but instead got stuck with FLOTUS’s “he’s trying really hard and cares a lot” soft sell. I can’t imagine what Democratic schedulers were thinking. They’ve already got the women’s vote locked up; why not give Clinton the bigger spotlight to see what he could do with the rest of the electorate? As it is, anyone who skipped the game so that they could watch him is already likely so committed to one side or the other that they’re not switching their vote based on what he said. Baffling.

By the way, have we had any posts yet on the amount of media slobber after Clinton’s speech? Rick Klein’s prose poem on Twitter is tough to top, but the embarrassing eroticism of the intro to this op-ed might well have done it. As I get older, I find the over-the-top excitement among political junkies for convention speeches harder and harder to understand. It’s Bill Clinton. He got elected president twice and maintains a high favorable rating to this day. He knows how to give a speech. Makes me wonder how much of the reaction was really about Clinton and how much of it was liberals feasting on effective rhetoric after being starved of it for four years. In that case, eat up, guys. It’s breadcrumbs for dinner again tonight. Click the image to watch.

wawawawawawawawawawa. FIFY.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

So what. Are you really that childish?

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

…NO!…he’s mature enough to change your diaper AND tie your bib!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

German, eh?

VegasRick on September 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

So what. Are you really that childish?

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

wawawawawawawawawawa. FIFY.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

We know you are.

portlandon on September 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

He didn’t ask you to.

How old are you, 12?

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM

After watching the spit fly and Slick Willies shaky hands last night, I think his chasing tail days are over.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

You kidding? With Billy Jeff’s shaky hands, at least the women have an outside chance at something resembling foreplay. It’s adding to his repetoire.

CycloneCDB on September 6, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Chris Matthews deserves an award as the most ridiculous commentator in the media covering the two conventions. I truly believe he has lost it.

TarheelBen on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

I agree!..The guy is fixing to punch his ticket for the funny farm!..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2012 at 6:31 PM

So what. Are you really that childish?

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

A shaky, emaciated, old adulterer and alleged rapist vs a young, energetic, faithful, fiscal expert who radiates charisma and sincerity? I don’t blame you for whining.

a capella on September 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

So what. Are you really that childish?

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

wawawawawawawawawawa. FIFY.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Hey AP I think you struck a nerve.

Kataklysmic on September 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Matthews is creepy.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

…I wonder if sissy Chrissy is the one who made up those buttons… “ONCE YOU VOTE BLACK…YOU NEVER GO BACK!…seen on the convention floor?

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM

But they don’t have the so-called women’s vote all locked up.

Pecos on September 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM

This is the most incredible speech I’ve ever heard, Obie is masterful.

What time does he speak?

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

After watching the spit fly and Slick Willies shaky hands last night, I think his chasing tail days are over.

JPeterman on September 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Billy Jeff’s days are far from over.

Heck, when he does pass away his spirit will return to the Ozarks where he will go on a Ghost Raping Rampage.

Note to self – do not die in the Ozarks.

CorporatePiggy on September 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

wawawawawawawawawawa. FIFY.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Now who can argue with that?

forest on September 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I watched about 15-20 minutes of Clenis and began to feel my supper coming up so I went back to the game

Hell, I went back to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

ex Dem from Miami on September 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

bloggless on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Thanx. That really covers it spot on.

stukinIL4now on September 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

forest on September 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Authentic. As long as he doesn’t start talking about the new sheriff.

kingsjester on September 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM

That photo of Clinton and Obama is cracking me up! The look on Obama’s face says it all! LOL!

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

wawawawawawawawawawa. FIFY.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Did you just wet yourself?

Bmore on September 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ratings: Clinton’s speech finished behind football, had virtually same amount of viewers as Paul Ryan’s speech

So what. Are you really that childish?

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Are you really that desperate?

Del Dolemonte on September 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Yes, I did hear a bit from Bill about Hillary, but what I started to hear was something like this:

Hillary couldn’t be here tonight because she’s busy doing Secretary of State stuff… you know important meetings… at the Cook Islands… China… she told me before she left that she wanted to be as close as possible to the other side of the planet when the DNC was going on… because of 2016… *wink, wink*

That’s what it sounded like, at least.

ajacksonian on September 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

By the way, have we had any posts yet on the amount of media slobber after Clinton’s speech? Rick Klein’s prose poem on Twitter is tough to top, but the embarrassing eroticism of the intro to this op-ed might well have done it.

Up in the Headlines:

In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, a snake-like earthworm measuring over 19 inches (a half-meter) long was found giving a speech to Channel Bass in a Charlotte auditorium. They wanted him, badly.

Fallon on September 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

wawawawawawawawawawa.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Well Articulated!

A+

Del Dolemonte on September 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

This is the most incredible speech I’ve ever heard, Obie is masterful.

What time does he speak?

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 6:37 PM

CSPAN estimates that Michelle Obama will introduce President Obama at 10:10 pm EST and He will speak at 10:15 pm EST.

Here is the schedule for today:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/09/06/thursdays-democratic-convention-schedule/

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is speaking now at http://www.CSPAN.org

wren on September 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I’ve never even heard of this but it bears a mention

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/honey-boo-boo-ratings-bill-clinton-tlc-368469

scalleywag on September 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Awwwww, poor Democrats won’t have any baloons to drop tonight.

Maybe they could ask all the women to blowup all the condoms they have in their purses and toss them in the air.

fogw on September 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The VMAs are tonight. They should be over by Obama’s speech, but it’s a gamble that the audience will change the channel. Obama needs to reenergize the youth vote, so the timing of this is also peculiar.

YYZ on September 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Don’t worry about the youth vote. Nothing is more appealing to a 20-something college graduate who can’t find a job like the political musings and tomfoolery of Kal Penn.

Barry is sure to get ‘em back with Kal Penn on the job!

(LOL!)

Punchenko on September 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

“You’ll feel it!”…..yeah, like an exam by a proctocologist with a bad manicure.

BillyRuffn on September 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Been watching the live weather radar out of Charlotte-land.

Not even any light rain within 50 miles, much less anything like “thunderstorms”.

Closest squall line is well to the southwest.

Del Dolemonte on September 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Makes me wonder how much of the reaction was really about Clinton and how much of it was liberals feasting on effective rhetoric after being starved of it for four years. In that case, eat up, guys. It’s breadcrumbs for dinner again tonight.

Oh that’s hilarious.

scalleywag on September 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM

fogw on September 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I think it was Rush who suggested they drop condoms hahaha.

scalleywag on September 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

So, I’m curious; tonight when moochelle intros her “man”, will THAT be the 2nd time in her adult life that she’s proud of her country?

Or will she only be SAYING shes proud, so she can hopefully get some more European, South American, Hawaiian and Martha’s vineyard vacations for her, and Mexico party vacations for the kids?

KMC1 on September 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Matthews is creepy.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

NBC is trying to hush this up, but I heard that Chrissie was caught by the Secret Service in little Bammie’s presidential suite sniffing the pillows.

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

My gawd, Bark’s speech was incredible, powerful and elegant!

What time does he talk?

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I watched Clinton’s speech. It was shockingly dull and ineffective. He did not make the case for Obama’s reelection. The Dems are in trouble. All they can do is make excuses for the failed Obama presidency. bluegill

Shocking. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you watched it with an open mind and your opinion is completely unbiased, like all the other neutral Hotairians.

Mmm...Burritos on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Wasn’t the painfully obvious smart move here to put Clinton on Tuesday night, when he’d have TV viewers’ undivided attention, and then switch FLOTUS to Wednesday night, since her target audience was women anyway?

Maybe because Bill said “nope”?

while Michelle Obama’s speech on Tuesday drew … 26.2 million.

Wait. They were 250K apart in actuals though this afternoon. I’m going to have to look at the quarterly breakdowns.

budfox on September 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

David Corn, “The big hug, two alpha males.” What? or should that be WTF!?

Bmore on September 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

David Rothkopf, the guy who wrote that op-ed slobbering all over Clinton’s speech, is the guy who wrote that article a while back insisting that Mitt Romney needed to fire his entire foreign policy team. Now we know why.

Mr. Arkadin on September 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Allah – why are you calling them head-to-head matchups?

Clinton came on late, went late. You’re not looking at the quarterlies.

budfox on September 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Hey I tuned for those few minutes for the optics of viewing a train wreck…did that count? heck we hit the button several times

same as when Hannity and Juan kept arguing…

DanMan on September 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Okay, then … why on earth would you schedule him opposite something lots and lots of white working-class voters, especially men, have been looking forward to for months?

Um, AP, they didn’t. The football game was set for Thursday night, and got moved last week (IIRC) so they wouldn’t compete w/ Obama.

Greg Q on September 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

wawawawawawawawawawa. FIFY.

lostmotherland on September 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Another shining example of liberal tolerance. More like ass hattery.

Sasha List on September 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Politico’s Keach Hagey has new numbers from Nielsen.

Uh, huh and the other night the DNC delegates clearly voted to reinstate the “God” and “Jerusalem” language in their platform.

Now who wants to buy a bridge in Brooklyn? Contact me. . .

cmsciulli on September 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

WAIT!!!! I got some new numbers from Kelly Bluebook!!!!

Bubba Viewers: 259,000,543,976,123,870,091,222,666
NFL: 23.9 million

Varchild on September 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

New Numbers?…is that like found ballots in the back of someone truck or just removing all the people who gave up looking for work so that the unemployment numbers are not 15%

tjexcite on September 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Shocking. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you watched it with an open mind and your opinion is completely unbiased, like all the other neutral Hotairians.

Chelsea Clinton on September 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Axlerod to Neilson, awfully nice business model you have there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it.

Rndguy on September 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Um, AP, they didn’t. The football game was set for Thursday night, and got moved last week (IIRC) so they wouldn’t compete w/ Obama.

Greg Q on September 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

That’s right.

I thought the Dems moved the start from Monday to Tuesday because of the game. but the game moved.

budfox on September 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Axlerod to NeilsonNielson, awfully nice business model you have there. It would be a shame if anything happened to it.

Had to fix it.

Rndguy on September 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

German, eh?

VegasRick on September 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Idiots come in all flavors…

BTW, any place conservatives in Vegas meet? I see plenty of Herr Doktor’s minions around, would be good to meet some people with brains.

riddick on September 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM

So where are the people the media will find all 50,000 of them who came all the way from parts unknown by bus to watch Obama in the “panther stadium” and then found out once they go to NC that they moved it and they no longer have a seat.

tjexcite on September 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Now who wants to buy a bridge in Brooklyn? Contact me. . .

cmsciulli on September 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

And here so many thought USSR has been dead…

riddick on September 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

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